We couldn’t be more excited to be heading to the Maryland 5 Star this week! Not only is it the first running of the second North American five-star, it’s also the first five-star to welcome back spectators here in the U.S. this year. Both Abby Powell and I will be on the ground beginning tomorrow, and we’ll be joined later in the week by Kate Samuels and Maggie Deatrick, with Tilly Berendt, Leslie Wylie and Shelby Allen supporting from afar.
While we gear up to bring you our special brand of wall-to-wall coverage, we also have a few exciting things for you to participate in this week! Coming up…
Vote for the Eventing Nation Unofficial Jog Award winner. Tilly Berendt will bring back her cheeky commentary on the first jog at Maryland, and we’ll be putting the power in your hands to vote for the winner. Thanks to support from our friends at Fairfax & Favor, we’ll give away a pair of the famous knee-high Regina boots to the reader-voted winner.
And you can win a pair of Fairfax & Favor boots, too! Go and watch the F&F Jog Contest story highlight on our Instagram page to learn more about how to win your own pair!
Preview Ian Stark’s CCI5* cross country track with RideIQ and Ema Klugman. We’re teaming up with the brains behind the buzzy new app, RideIQ, and Nation Media’s own/RideIQ coach Ema Klugman for a course walk on Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Be sure to meet us at the start box to come along — it doesn’t cost anything, and we’ll have goodies to hand out!
Tell us who you’re cheering on this week and win a bundle from Athletux Equine, Frilly Fillies, and Fleeceworks! We’ve also teamed up with Athletux to give away an Athletux Frilly Fillies ear bonnet as well as a Fleeceworks jump pad with an American flag patch. To enter, you’ll just need to comment on this Instagram post with who you’re cheering on this weekend at the Maryland 5 Star, and we’ll draw from the comments at random for a winner on Monday following the event!
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